My Lover My Son
|My Lover My Son|
|Directed by||John Newland|
|Produced by||Wilbur Stark|
|Written by||Edward Grierson, Jenni Hall, William Marchant, Wilbur Stark|
|Music by||Norrie Paramor|
|Edited by||Peter Musgrave|
|Running time||96 minutes|
My Lover My Son is a 1970 US-American-British coproduction directed by John Newland. It tells the story of a mother played by Romy Schneider clinging to her maturing son. The film is based on Edward Grierson's novel Reputation for a Song.
Francesca Anderson leads an unhappy marriage with her husband Robert. Her real attention is dedicated to her son James, who reminds her of her late lover Macer. Francesca is the only one who knows that James is not Robert's, but Macer's son. So Francesca reacts jealously when James falls in love with a girl friend, Julie.
James intervenes in an argument between his parents, and kills Robert. During James' trial, Francesca gives the crucial testimony in favour of her son, who is found not guilty. To Francesca's discomfort, James escapes his mother's clinging and decides to stay with Julie.
- Romy Schneider as Francesca Anderson
- Donald Houston as Robert
- Dennis Waterman as James Anderson
- Patricia Brake as Julie
- Peter Sallis as Sir Sidney Brent
- William Dexter as Parks
- Alexandra Bastedo as Cicely Clarkson
- Janet Brown as Mrs. Woods